Palanquin Bearers and Kamuro, 1887 - Handsome scene from the kabuki play commonly known as "Modori Kago," about two palanquin bearers named Azuma no Yoshiro and Naniwa no Jirosaku and their passenger. During a brief rest stop, the two bearers are intrigued by the identity of their passenger, so they coax her out and learn that her name is Tayori, and she is a kamuro or apprentice courtesan. The trio has fun play acting and pretending to visit the pleasure quarters. Here, Tayori strikes a pose between the pair, throwing her arms up above her head. At right, Jirosaku leans forward aggressively, staring at his fellow bearer, Yoshiro, who returns his gaze with a suspicious frown. Blossoming cherry trees frame the red sky overhead. Includes metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on Tayori's hair ornament. From left, the actors are Onoe Kikugoro, Nakamura Fukusuke, and Ichikawa Danjuro. A great design with an attractive setting.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 27 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight toning, a few creases, stains (offsetting from metallic pigment used on the hair ornament). Please see photos for details.
If you are a new bidder, please read the Rules and Guidelines page before bidding.